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tonight on @NewsHour Senate Repub @LeaderMcConnell says #CovidReliefBill signed today by @POTUS is far too much government money just as the economy is "about to come roaring back," he charges "the administration is trying to get in front of the parade." Reaction fm @ChrisCoons
.@ChrisCoons answers @LeaderMcConnell "saying the American people should simply wait around & hope our economy is going to just..wrong"…
more @LeaderMcConnell on Covid plan: "We passed 5 bills last year...just 2 months ago passed one of those, $900 billion. It's not even out the door yet, yet the new administration wants to go back as if nothing has happened"…
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1/Yet another "I'm tired of hearing" thread.

Republicans claim the #CovidReliefBill is a "blue state bailout"—or one for CA & NY.


1st, it's disaster relief, not a bailout.

2nd, it provides proportional funding to Blue & Red states based on neutral criteria.
2/USA Today did this useful graphic showing how much each state will receive, grouped by governor's party then by 2020 presidential vote.

As should be evident, this is not just a blue state thing. For example, TX will be one of the largest recipients.…
3/If you look at a scatterplot of state/local aid per capita in the #AmericanRescuePlan vs. the 2020 presidential margin, you see there's not a strong correlation and, in any event, states are grouped fairly close to the per-capita average, but low pop states tend to get more.
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What's in the $1.9 Trillion House COVID Relief Bill?
The House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan which the #USSenate is currently considering.
Nine of the 12 House committees have approved legislation. This thread will summarize the major elements.
American Rescue Plan - Ways & Means $923B
👉$1,400 stimulus $422B
👉unemployment $246B
👉Tax Credit $143B
👉pension grants $58B
👉ACA 2021/2022 $45B
👉sick leave / retention credit $14B
👉COBRA coverage $8B
👉foreign subsidiaries $22B
👉Other policies $9B
American Rescue Plan - Oversight & Reform$350B
👉Provide money to state governments $195B
👉Provide money to local governments, territories, and tribes $155B
👉Create paid #COVID19 leave for federal workers and other policies $0.4B
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@RonaldKlain @waltshaub What Americans want to understand is HOW did the negotiations, for the #StimulusPackage #CovidReliefBill
DRAG ON until December?
Now, millions of Americans benefits are in jeopardy, maybe until @JoeBiden is sworn in on January 20, 2020
BOTH PARTIES played politics
@RonaldKlain @waltshaub @JoeBiden @HouseDemocrats I'm NOT a pessimist.
With that said, I hope the Biden administration is taking NOTE of the Republican congress in JUST THIS MONTH.
Republicans like Democrats, are fractured.
We know Joe Biden.
We NEED his circle to be REALISTS

@Transition46 @KamalaHarris
@RonaldKlain @waltshaub @JoeBiden @HouseDemocrats @Transition46 @KamalaHarris HOW did Tom Brady and Kanye West get PPP money from the CARES ACT?
Do you KNOW how much just their SPOUSES are worth??
Not just them, but their spouses are worth MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
But, congress had a FIGHT over $600 checks to working class Americans @EUCouncil
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